Artificial Intelligence

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and automated systems is driving tectonic shifts in an array of industries—from transportation and consumer technology to healthcare, financial services and insurance. AI also raises a host of profound cross-border and cross-disciplinary legal risks companies must address. Compliance with laws and regulations relating to employment and the workplace, data protection, trade controls, and intellectual property are squarely implicated. We help our clients embrace the opportunities and innovation while mitigating the risks so they can develop and execute on their business plans with confidence.

Client Successes

  • Advised one of the world’s largest technology companies on creating a data protection framework for its autonomous vehicle business, encompassing U.S. and European data protection regulations, automotive safety regulations and cybersecurity best practices, and negotiation of commercial agreements with data sharing partners.

  • Counseled an AI tech company on its data privacy management, including development of its data protection program to ensure compliance while providing the flexibility required for application of its AI technology.

  • Conducted assessments of export control license requirements for a large, multinational tech company working with technology that underlies AI and is currently subject to export control restrictions (including neural network integrated circuits and encryption technologies).

  • Advising a provider of AI technology on a multitude of global projects, including work with national governments as well as private companies in a variety of industries

  • Advising an AI tech company on a collaboration agreement with a national state government for the provision of its technology

  • Advising a leading AI tech company on its agreement for the provision of its technology to one of the world’s largest airlines

  • Working with an AI tech company operating out of the Middle East on an agreement to provide its AI identification and surveillance services to a global hotel group

A Leading Cross-Disciplinary, Cross -Border Team

  • Our team of legal and regulatory experts spans the firm’s global network to provide effective cross-border advice on the full array of AI-related legal issues.

  • Our client work encompasses all of the key legal verticals impacted by AI, including data privacy and cybersecurity, tech transactions, intellectual property and trade secrets, fintech and financial services, employment law, trade controls, and AI governance, safety, and ethics.

Navigating the Evolving AI Landscape

  • Data privacy and cybersecurity:  We guide clients through the disparate data protection laws around the world, as well as the elevated privacy law expectations raised by the use of AI technology.

  • Technology transactions: We provide innovative thinking to help clients negotiate and structure tech transactions, taking unprecedented steps to minimize the risks to IP presented by the increasing adoption of AI applications.

  • Intellectual property and trade secrets: We help clients identify and protect their most valuable IP and confidential data, including addressing novel and complex questions about ownership and infringement raised by AI generated IP.

  • Fintech and financial services: We advise clients on the intersection of AI with fintech, payment systems and other financial services businesses, focusing on how existing regulatory obligations fit with rapidly evolving AI technology.

  • Employment law: We guide employers through the shifting landscape and rapidly evolving challenges related to AI’s potential to transform the workplace.

  • Trade controls: We help clients navigate potential transactions through the changing regulatory environment as national governments extend their traditional trade controls authority to regulate how AI can be acquired by, or exported to, foreign companies.

  • Governance, Safety, Ethics and Related Litigation: We help clients manage their litigation, regulatory and reputational exposure by implementing sound AI governance programs as the tension between machine-driven decision-making and the legal system’s insistence on accountability continues to grow.

Industry Recognition

  • Ranked among the leading law firms for Technology: Data Protection and Privacy by Legal 500 US

  • Recognized by Chambers UK for Data Protection and Information Law and Technology

  • Recognized as a Top Trade Secrets Law Firm in the U.S. by Legal 500 US

  • Ranked in Band 1 for Financial Services: Payment Law by Chambers UK

  • Named Labor and Employment Law Firm of the Year by Legal 500 US

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